The best of all summers – Acamps Summer Festival in Europe and North America

The third edition in Europe takes place this year in Italy. The Summer Festival will also take place in North American lands.



There are experiences in human life that go beyond the ability to describe, no matter how many words are used, using the most different adjectives, one has the impression that words, however precious, cannot describe what one feels. This is a situation in which many of the participants of the Summer Festival identify themselves. The insufficiency of words. The explosion of emotions and feelings.

One of the fairest words to define a Summer Festival is “encounter”. The five days of camping are marked by various encounters: the one with other cultures, since young people of different nationalities get together to share about their experiences, but most of all, the encounter with God through prayer, sharing, fraternity and in the celebration of the sacraments. 

The whole structure is developed to make these various meetings happen: there are alternating moments of catechesis, celebration of Holy Mass, moments of sharing among the participants and the missionaries, entertainment through sports and thematic festivals. 

The third edition will take place from 3 to 7 August in the Oasi delle Mainarde tourist park, located in the heart of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, next to the Mainarde Molisane. It is an area of exceptional environmental, cultural and naturalistic value, 750 meters above sea level, on the beautiful shores of Lake Castel San Vincenzo (IS). 

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What we experienced in the past summers 

The first two Summer Festival editions took place in Hungary, in the Lake Balaton region. Around 350 young people from more than 20 countries have had the enriching experience of sharing not only their culture but also their faith. 

The tradition of summer camps promoted by the Shalom Catholic Community dates back to 1990. The inspiration to offer moments of fun alternated with moments of prayer and experience of the sacraments was born from the young people of the Community. Today, it takes place in different missions around the world, and on the European continent it brings together young people of different nationalities. 

First edition of Acamps Summer Festival in North America 

From July 28 to 31, the first Summer Festival in North American lands will take place in Mirror Lake, Milan (New York). Similar to what happens in the old continent, the Camp will feature the Life in the Spirit Seminar, workshop on affectivity and sexuality and nights animated by a Talent Show and an electronic party. Leisure options are varied: ecological trail, football, volleyball and even fishing. All structure and programming was designed to encourage the encounter with God and the joy that is born of his love.

Official website to register: acampsfestivalnorthamerica!



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